Some Things Should Remain In Silence



"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" Wittgenstein

Two letters were sent, my mother wrote everything that she had never told me and I wrote everything that I never told her. Over two hundred people participated by writing their confessions to their mothers, which were translated into spanish and read to my mother merged with mine. The confessions of the group remained anonymous, therefore the personal become a collective confession. The piece was an examination of the taboos of society and the things that remain silent.Those hidden stories traveling the distance between my mother and me, where geographies and personal histories intersect at the end of language. The content is transmuted, translated and re-enacted.

This piece is part of an ongoing collaboration with his mother dealing with translation, displacement, politics, migration, ancestry, gender, and relationships.